In May Terry and I traveled to Spain. We arrived into Barcelona then traveled southwest in the country side and along the coast. With so many climbing areas we had to narrowed it down, four venues made the list Montserrat, Lieda, Chullila, and Costa Blanca. Our journey ended in the beautiful seaside city of Valencia.
Where it all began. I do remember climbing at an early age, mostly trees. I never imagined I would travel the world in search of the best climbing areas.
Our first venue was Montserrat. Plugs of cobblestone conglomerate rock dotted the landscape here. Slick stone, runouts, airy summits, this was a unique and challenging area to climb.
Cavell Bernat is pictured above with our route in view.
Our first summit Cavell Bernat.
Onto the Lieda area. The actual climbing area was called Camarasa. Located in gorge, with a loud river in a deep canyon, the limestone cliffs ran for miles along both sides. The routes were single pitch at 30 meters or so. Sun or shade it was easy to find a suitable place to spend the day.
Hiking into the Camarasa Climbs.
Beautiful spring time poppy blooms along our travels.
We found nice Air B & B’s in each area. This is our favored way to travel. One of the best parts is local foods cooked at home. Fresh veggies were abundant.
Traveling in style with our bright Kia Stonic.
Chullila was our favorite area. Beautiful location in a small Spanish village, with easy access to all the cliffs. There is an amazing amount of fantastic rock routes.
Tufas, ribs, drips of stone keep the climbing fun and engaging.
Getting our psyche on!!!
Chullila a quaint village in the countryside of Spain.
Our final days took us to the beaches and cliffs around Valencia Spain.
Spain has always been on my list and this trip was absolutely a winner. We both enjoyed the travels, people, climbing and we will be back.
Terry on a final route called Tai Chi – one of the most photographed climbs in the area. Situated on a hillside above the city of Calpe with the beautiful Mediteranean as our background.